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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis. The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 16, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.

Six months after the end-of-life announcement, the price of the Cisco 4500E Series Chassis listed in this announcement may increase 15 percent in order to accommodate the fluctuating component costs for these products. The replacement chassis are better than the end-of-sale products, and their prices are equivalent or lower.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

April 16, 2012

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

April 16, 2013

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

July 15, 2013

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

April 15, 2016

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

April 16, 2014

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

April 16, 2014

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

July 15, 2017

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

April 30, 2018

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product
Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

WS-C4507R-E

Cat4500 E-Series 7-Slot Chassis, fan, no ps, Red Sup Capable

WS-C4507R+E

Catalyst4500E 7 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot

-

WS-C4507R-E=

Cat4500 E-Series 7-Slot Chassis, fan, no ps, Red Sup Capable

WS-C4507R+E=

Catalyst4500E 7 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot

-

WS-C4507RES6L-96V+

4507R-E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E

WS-C4507RES6L+96V+

4507R+E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E

-

WS-C4510R-E

Cat4500 E-Series 10-Slot Chassis, fan, no ps, Red Sup Capable

WS-C4510R+E

Catalyst 4500E 10 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot

-

WS-C4510R-E=

Catalyst4500E 10 slot-E chassis Spare

WS-C4510R+E=

Catalyst4500E 10 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot

-

WS-C4510RE-S6-96V+

4510-E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6-E

WS-C4510RE-S7+96V+

4510R+E Chassis, Two WS-X4748-RJ45V+E, Sup7-E

-

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series R-E chassis is the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series R+E chassis. Product number WS-C4507R-E is replaced by WS-C4507R+E, which increases the bandwidth per slot from 24 Gbps to 48 Gbps. Customers can migrate any of the existing line cards in the WS-C4507R-E chassis to the new WS-C4507R+E chassis with full backward compatibility.
The WS-C4507RES6L-96V+ bundle that contains the obsolete WS-C4507R-E is replaced by WS-C4507RES6L+96V+, which provides 48 Gbps per slot with the full line card backward compatibility. The WS-C4510R-E is replaced by WS-C4510R+E, which increases the bandwidth per slot from 24 Gbps to 48 Gbps. Customers can migrate any of the existing line cards in the WS-C4510R-E chassis to the new WS-C4510R+E chassis with full backward compatibility.
The WS-C4510RE-S6-96V+ bundle that contains the obsolete WS-C4510R-E chassis is replaced by the latest WS-C4510RE-S7+96V+ bundle, which includes the Supervisor Engine 7-E and WS-C4510R+E chassis. Customers can benefit from the rich features provided by the Supervisor Engine 7-E and higher bandwidth per slot from the WS-C4510R+E chassis. For more information on Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis please refer to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps4324/product_data_sheet0900aecd801792b1.html.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 4500E Series R+E Chassis, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps4324/product_data_sheet0900aecd801792b1.html, or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html
For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html
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